Welcome Pack

Scholars and volunteers holding welcome packs.

Welcome Packs support Seita Scholars' transition to campus.


Many Seita Scholars will arrive at Western Michigan University without basic household items. To help students fill this gap, we are seeking groups and individuals who are willing to sponsor one or more welcome packs and fill it with supplies for an incoming Seita Scholar. Our goal is to give every new Seita Scholar a full welcome pack and have modified packs for returning Seita Scholars.

2020 drop-off dates and times

Tuesday, July 28th, 12-2pm and 4-6pm

Monday, August 3rd, 12-2pm and 4-6pm

Thursday, August 6th, 12-2pm and 4-6pm

Wednesday, August 12th, 12-2pm and 4-6pm

Items can be dropped off at the Seita Program Offices in the Faunce Student Services Building on the group floor facing Kohrman Hall. The Seita Scholars offices can be reached off of the Ring Road (Knollwood Ave.) by turning into the parking lot between Western View Apartments and Trimpe Hall (parking lot 39). If you have any questions, please contact us.


Welcome Pack items

A full list of items for the welcome packs, as well as additional program needs are included in our annual Welcome Pack Flyer. Items needed for this year's welcome packs include:

  • Bathing sponges/puffs
  • Body wash/bar soap
  • Box fan
  • Deodorant
  • Dry Erase Board
  • Extension cord
  • Feminine hygiene products (unscented)
  • Hair brush and combs
  • Hypoallergenic pillow
  • Nail clippers
  • Laundry basket (large, rectangular)
  • Laundry detergent and fabric softener
  • Lotion
  • Planner (full size)
  • Razors
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Shaving creme/gel
  • Shower caddy
  • Shower shoes and shower cap
  • Toilet Paper (4 pack)
  • Toothbrush (2 pack) and toothpaste
  • Twin blanket
  • Twin comforter
  • Sheet set (Twin XL or Full)
  • Mattress Pad (Twin XL or Full)
  • Tote, 30 Gallon
  • Two bath towels, one hand towel, and five washcloths
  • Umbrella
  • First Aid Kits